Can I sell my rental property?
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Yes, a landlord can sell their rental property anytime, if it doesn’t contravene the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA). The Barossa … Read More

Access to a rental property.
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“What do you mean I cannot go to the rental property today?” “Are landlords allowed to come to the routine … Read More

What is ‘a pet’?
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Whilst the rumblings are continuing in our State Parliament regarding whether pets in rentals should be left at the discretion … Read More

Dos & dont’s for septic tanks
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Did you know the majority of Barossa townships’ sewerage system are actually septic tanks with either an on-site drainage system … Read More

Watch out for signs of damp and mould.
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As winter is fast approaching us and the temperatures are dropping outside, we tend to shut up our houses to … Read More

Pets in rental properties
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Did you know that South Australia is one of the last states where a landlord must grant permission for a … Read More

Garden Maintenance and Watering
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The facts are simple when it comes to looking after the gardens and yards: it is a shared responsibility between … Read More

COVID-19 vs Rent Increases
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Recently there was a lot of talk on a chat site discussing the fact that landlords were either taking advantage … Read More

Tenant alterations… but it’s only a hook?
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Recently I was speaking with a landlord who had experienced their tenants installing multiple hooks into the walls of their … Read More

Beware of rental scammers.
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We received a call from a prospective tenant enquiring about one of our rental listings on the internet. This seemed … Read More

Who is responsible for pest and vermin eradication during a tenancy?
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It’s a million-dollar question which can cause conflict between a tenant and landlord, but it shouldn’t if you stick to … Read More

How do we determine ‘fair wear and tear’?
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This topic can be a contentious issue when it comes to the landlord and tenant (or the Rental Manager and … Read More

Demand for rentals is high: what that means for your rental application.
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The word ‘unprecedented’ has been used so much since March this year, however, it remains the perfect word to describe … Read More

Why you should maintain your rental property
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Recently a rental property was becoming vacant and we suggested to the landlord to make two improvements to the property … Read More

Rent relief grants to assist residential tenants.
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As life is starting to resemble some degree of normality in South Australia there are still people feeling or yet … Read More

Inspections during COVID-19.
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As some of the COVID-19 restrictions are being lifted or reduced, the real estate industry has had good news over … Read More

Temporary Changes to the Residential Tenancies Act 1995
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How quickly our lives have changed! Many new procedures have been implemented to adapt to the necessary requirements to get … Read More

Celebrating women in business.
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International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The … Read More

Moving and living with COVID-19.
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How many times in the last few weeks have we heard “we are living in unprecedented times”? We have seen … Read More

Caravan living.
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Over the last couple of decades, we have seen a growing numbers of ‘grey nomads’ trading their homes and hitting … Read More

Communication is the key to an effective tenancy.
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A key element to an effective tenancy is the art of communication. As a rental manager we have an important … Read More

This is the crazy season when applying for a rental property!
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As we lead up to the New Year the demand for rental properties in the Barossa Valley and surrounding areas … Read More

BRS celebrates first year of success!
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Barossa Rental Specialists celebrated our first year of success at a wine and nibbles afternoon for 75 people held at … Read More

Let’s talk about bond refunds.
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Over the last few months, we have discussed the importance of in-going, routine and final inspections which leads to one of the … Read More

The importance of setting up a tenancy correctly with an accurate in-going inspection report.
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The other month we were discussing the importance of routine inspections and if a tenant keeps on top of the … Read More

Applying for a rental property.
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The last few months have been extremely busy with people requiring rental properties. The Barossa has seen a strong demand … Read More

Licensing now required for all Residential Property Managers.
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11 Nov 16 The Real Estate Institute of South Australia (REISA) is delighted at the announcement today from the State … Read More

Terminating a fixed term contract.
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Some landlords are unsure about the procedures for ending a fixed term contract. A rental agreement is a legal document … Read More

Are you thinking of increasing the rent?
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If you are, are you aware that several legislative changes have happened in the industry which will affect the way … Read More